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  1. About Feeds | Getting Started guide to web feeds/RSS

    Matt Webb’s new single page site explaining it.

  2. CamJam

    Flips rapidly through 900 Transport for London traffic cameras showing almost-live footage. Quite hypnotic.

  3. Horses and Ale – the end of two eras – Symbols & Secrets

    I knew there used to be stables up Whitecross Street but hadn’t realised it was in the (apparently recently closed) Travis Perkins .

  4. What ARGs Can Teach Us About QAnon – mssv

    By Adrian Hon. Not sure why I hadn’t thought much about these parallels before. (via Pluralistic)

  5. Squeezing every drop of performance out of a Django app on Heroku | by Ben Firshman | Medium

    About serving many requests for Arxiv Vanity, from 2017. (via /r/django)

  6. How London’s Silicon Roundabout dream turned into a nightmare | WIRED UK

    One of the suggested tags for this article as I add it to Pinboard is “corruption”.

  7. Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

    This is interesting, although it’s odd they never explicitly say it’s US-focused. (via Waxy)

  8. SVGOMG - SVGO’s Missing GUI

    Really nicely done web-based tool for optimising SVG files by Jake Archibald.

  9. 256088 - Status icon calls all newsfeeds RSS (even Atom)

    Introduction of the original orange square RSS icon by Kevin Gerich in 2005 (and, inevitably, lots of arguing about RSS standards etc).

  10. Time Streams

    “Time-aware feeds at any url. A simple protocol and file format for our digital lives.” (via FaveJet)

  11. A Land of Monopolists: From Portable Toilets to Mixed Martial Arts - BIG by Matt Stoller

    Interesting to consider the private-equity-fuelled monopolies in so many (relatively) small industries. Business for business’ sake. More in the following issue.

  12. Photo Essay: 100 Years That Changed Houston | Houstonia Magazine

    I enjoyed these photos of people in Houston. (via Things Magazine)

  13. Abbeydore & Bacton Group Parish Council

    More up-to-date than it first appears.

  14. Ewyas Lacy Study Group

    Quite deep local history site, very near us.

  15. Places | Eleanor Crow Illustration

    I love the watercolour shop fronts. (via @undermanager)

  16. Did Samuel Pepys Write ‘The Taverns Are Full of Gadabouts’ in 1665?

    I feel quite chuffed to have a blog post quoted on Snopes.

  17. The Sentence is a Lonely Place - Believer Magazine

    Text of a lecture by Gary Lutz. So many examples and explanations of amazing sentences from American fiction.

  18. Ange Mlinko · Just a Diphthong Away: Gary Lutz · LRB 7 May 2020

    Lots of great lines quoted from Lutz’s short stories here.

  19. The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | The Many Faces Of Housekeeping: How Wealth & Privilege Are Distorting Underground Music

    The fourth DJ “… appears positively relatable by comparison, having merely been a director at Citibank for 13 years before launching his own investment fund.”

  20. The Last Psychiatrist: Luxury Branding The Future Leaders Of The World

    From 2011. A fun read, superficially about Patek Philippe’s advertising. (via Dan Hon)

  21. Responsively App | A Web developer’s browser

    View a web page at several different device sizes simultaneously, with synchronised movements and clicks. Seems brilliant. (via Waxy)

  22. Moving to zsh – Scripting OS X

    This was helpful. Yes, I’ve just upgraded to Catalina. Hello 2019.

  23. Bulma: Free, open source, and modern CSS framework based on Flexbox

    One of those “I’ll forget the name if I don’t bookmark it” things. Looks nice, as these things go. (via Infovore)

  24. Said the Gramophone: CUE SYNTHESIZER

    “I thought I could handle repetition. I thought I flourished in repetition. Scheduled days, habit. But tonight these groundhog days are wearing me out.”

  25. JustWatch - The Streaming Guide

    I keep forgetting the URL of this site I occasionally use to check that the TV show I want to watch is only available on platforms I don’t have. So, bookmarking it.

  26. ‘Everything is at its lowest point of energy’ - awful mass

    I like these “uninteresting photographs”, the discussion of what makes for an uninteresting photograph, the search terms used to find them, etc.

  27. Mansionism 1: Building-Milieu Fit

    One post in and I’m enjoying this new blogchain looking at which possible futures would be a good fit for mansions.